Where did venture capitalists go to college?

The educational backgrounds of VC investment professionals are in some ways surprisingly diverse, even if the population of investors generally isn’t. Still, there are some definite trends to suss o

Autonomous cars could peep around corners via bouncing laser

Autonomous cars gather up tons of data about the world around them, but even the best computer vision systems can't see through brick and mortar. But by carefully monitoring the reflected light of a l

Author Ryan Holiday on “the nature of world-altering success”

Contributor Contributor More posts by this contributor The dinner that destroyed Gawker Author Ryan Holiday on “the nature of world-altering success” It could be said that the first few ye

Using technology to craft accurate, persuasive political messages

In a country that’s increasingly polarized, where partisan politics shape perception, the question of how to create a compelling argument — rooted in facts — that can change minds i

Ultrasound could waken a sleeping smart home

The home of the future, we are assured, will be swarming with tiny sensors: security cameras, carbon monoxide detectors, speakers and everything else. Few need to be running all the time — but how d

Meet top startups from Alchemist Class 17

Yesterday Alchemist Accelerator, best known for working with enterprise startups, held its 17th demo day at the SRI International in Menlo Park, California. Twenty-four startups pitched ideas ranging

Researchers can now make neighborhood voting predictions from Google Street View images

In a sign that computers will be able to perform image analysis as fluently as text analysis, a group of Stanford-based researchers were able to make accurate predictions about neighborhood voting pat

A Stanford professor’s advice on surviving the a**hole at your startup

If you've never worked for a complete jerk, consider yourself lucky. Roughly one in five people polled say they've experienced bullying in the workplace -- and 61 percent of the time, the bully is the

The past, present, and future of design in Silicon Valley

Steve Vassallo Contributor Steve Vassallo is a general partner at Foundation Capital and the author of the new book The Way To Design. More posts by this contributor The Realm Of Venture Circa 2014 Th

Startup School will soon be in session at Y Combinator

Y Combinator is improving upon its Fall 2014 Stanford course, How to Start a Startup, with a larger-scale online course called Startup School. Whether you swear by startup bibles like Both Sides o

Stanford student launches on-demand startup for ’emergency’ items like deodorant and hangover cures

Imagine you’ve come down with a cold while you’re away on a trip. You don’t necessarily want to buy a box of Kleenex, a full pack of Sudafed (or whatever decongestant you’re in

Research heralds better and bidirectional brain-computer interfaces

A pair of studies, one from Stanford and another from the University of Geneva, exemplify the speed with which brain-computer interfaces are advancing; and while you won't be using one instead of a mo

Most students can’t tell fake news from real news, study shows

If you thought you heard the last on fake news, you were sadly mistaken. A Stanford study found that the majority of middle school students can’t tell the difference between real news and fake n

Stanford, MIT lead in graduating funded startup founders

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Corporate bio VCs are backing more rounds and making bigger bets Front-door tech is hot, and it’s not just Amazon who wants in Certain unive

Congrats to former TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis on graduating from Stanford

Today, the former co-editor of TechCrunch, Alexia Tsotsis, is graduating from Stanford’s MSx program at the Graduate School of Business. She’s coming away with a Master of Science degree

Stanford quantifies the privacy-stripping power of metadata

More proof, if proof were needed, of the privacy-stripping power of metadata. A multi-year crowdsourced study, conducted by Stanford scientists and published this week, underlines how much information

Stanford Uses Virtual Reality To Make Its Heisman Pitch For Christian McCaffrey

Whether you're a sports fan or not, it's hard not getting excited around bowl season in college football. More exciting than that is watching all of the teams push their own candidates for the Heisman

Stanford Researchers Treat Autism With Google Glass

As Google retools its Glass experiment, researchers at Stanford are using the device to help autistic children recognize and classify emotions. In a small office buried inside an administrative buildi

Reid Hoffman to Teach “Blitzscaling” at Stanford This Fall

You might wonder how, exactly, 13-year-old LinkedIn became a $25 billion company. It wasn’t the first social network. The company admits that, even today, people find it very confusing. Plenty of am

What Is Really Building? An Excerpt From Digital Gold

Today we’re thrilled to offer an exclusive excerpt from Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money, the definiti
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